booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as good as the Rodenbach Red, but a good alternative when the US’s supply is cut off.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As soon as I brought the glass to my nose I thought cherries! Very fruity and a little frothy when it is in the mouth. Dark redish brown colour. Very smooth. Excellent brew.
Laf-o (41) - Toronto, Ontario, POLAND - DEC 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly large head but definatelly not too big, fruity and sweet with equal amounts of sour, very yummy :P
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep reddish brown, beige head. woody, cherry, slightly yeasty aroma. very fruity malt with sour cherries dominating. surprisingly smooth and malty for a flanders red. quite good.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red that borders on (gasp) brown. The aroma is vinous, sour and acidic, leaving high expectations. The flavors are much more mellow than expected. A hint of sweet cherries in the front moves into a wonderful, woody, tart/sour finish. I just wish the flavors were a bit more rounded and full. Great stuff, nonetheless.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big barnyard nose. Great head and lace. Lots of iron and tart berry fruit. Very quenching and acidic.
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium dark reddish brown with fair number of suspended yeast particles. Light tan head is not sluggish but not excitable either. The arom is rose floral, brown sugar, wood and, for some reason that I have no clue of, ketchup. The flavor is clear and reserved with a slight fruitiness (apple?) with a mildly sour finish.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/creamy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, bread, molasses), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of raisin, leather, and sherry. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very dull/bland. There is some promise in the nose, but it’s so mild and limited that it’s impossible to get excited about it. Limp and nearly flavorless in the mouth. It comes off like an interesting beer that has simply been diluted.
beerdedbastard (22) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aged in Oak casks for 2 years,this beer comes packaged in the familiar brown 8.4oz bottle with a crimson foil wrap.There was a sourness in the nose that I was expecting from having had the Petrus Aged Pale in the past,but there were hints of nutmeg and citrus there also.A fluffy tan head rose from tiny bubbled carbonation.It had a hazy-chestnut color and left some lace on the glass post sip.A meak sourness and smooth mouthfeel with a drying(oak)follow through.It was a bit thinner than I remember the Aged Pale being,but all in all a non-remarkable sour brown